Phoenixville Police respond to 65 calls over weekend
PHOENIXVILLE » Phoenixville Police responded to 65 calls for service between May 11 and May 13. The following is a summary of some of those incidents as reported by police:
• On May 11 at 9:10 a.m., a resident in the 100 block of Roskeen Court came to the police station to report someone stole his car overnight. An officer informed him that his car was actually towed away.
• On May 11 at 8:38 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Vanderslice Street for a disturbance on a SEPTA bus. The bus driver stopped because a passenger urinated in the back of the bus. The passenger got off the bus before the police arrived. The bus was taken out of service for cleaning and 5 passengers were transferred to another bus.
• On May 12 at 1:00 a.m., police responded to Molly Maguire’s Pub for the report of a drunken patron refusing to leave the bar. When the officers arrived, the man was standing outside the bar trying to pick a fight with the other customers. The 23-yearold Pottstown man was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct and released when he was sober.
• On May 12 at 1:53 a.m., Officer Dobry was on bike patrol near the intersection of Gay Street and Prospect Street and interrupted a man who was about to pee on the sidewalk. A friend of the man appeared and offered to let the 21-year-old Pottstown man stay at his house for the night.
• Officer Dobry observed a man stumbling as he walked on the sidewalk in the 100 block of Bridge Street on May 12 at 10:04 p.m. The man appeared to be inebriated as he careened into a fence then a light pole and collided with a couple that was walking toward him. The 59-year-old Upper Providence resident was arrested for public drunkenness and released to his wife at the police station.
• A brawl broke out in the 100 block of Bridge Street involving two men and a woman on May 13 at 1:50 a.m. The trio continued to fight when officers arrived and they had to be pulled apart. They were each issued a summons for disorderly conduct. One of the men, 30, of Phoenixville, was liquored up so he was arrested for public drunkenness and released when he was sober. The other two, ages 21 and 34 both from Spring City, were released to a friend at the scene.
• On May 13 at 9:06 a.m., the manager of McDonald’s reported that a customer in a red Subaru Outback came through the drivethru and ordered his egg McMuffin while sipping on a can beer. The man left with his order before the police arrived. The tag came back to a man from Philadelphia.
• On May 13 at 11:51 a.m., a resident reported that she mistakenly parked in a handicapped space in the unit block of High Street. When she returned to her car, she discovered that someone had pelted it with eggs.
• Police responded to the 100 block of Main Street for the report of a suspicious person punching a stop sign on May 13 at 8:15 p.m. Officer Karpovich encountered the man and determined that he was having a mental health episode. He was transported to Phoenixville Hospital by ambulance for an evaluation.
• On May 13 at 8:45 p.m., a customer pulled a quick-change scam on a cashier at The Foodery. The man claimed to have paid for his soda with a $20 when in fact the store video revealed it was just a $5 bill. Police are trying to ID the flimflammer.